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  • Published: 6 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241244814
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Business for Bohemians

Live Well, Make Money

An irreverent and indispensable guide to the pleasures (and pitfalls) of working for yourself

Everyone should work for themselves. But don't cashflow forecasts, tax returns and P&Ls all sound a bit of a faff?

Fear not: help is at hand. In Business for Bohemians, Tom Hodgkinson combines practical advice with laugh-out-loud anecdote to create a refreshingly candid guidebook for all of us who aspire to a greater degree of freedom in our working lives.

Whether you dream of launching your own startup or profiting from your creativity in your spare time, Business for Bohemians will equip you with the tools to turn your talents into a profitable and enjoyable business. Accounting need no longer be a dark art. You will become au fait with business plans and a friend of the spreadsheet. You will discover that laziness can be a virtue. Above all, you will realise that freedom from the nine-to-five life is achievable - and, with Hodgkinson's comforting, pragmatic and extremely funny advice at hand, you might even enjoy yourself along the way.

  • Published: 6 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241244814
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the author

Tom Hodgkinson

Tom Hodgkinson is the editor of The Idler, which he co-founded in 1993. He is also the author of the best-selling How To Be Idle. He lives in Devon with his girlfriend and three children.

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Praise for Business for Bohemians

Brilliant. An exceedingly readable and useful handbook for those who choose to make the leap and control their own destiny

Luke Johnson, former chairman, Channel 4 and Pizza Express

Is it possible to make money while you're asleep? Sure it is, this book might just give you some ideas how

James Reed, chairman, Reed Group

Indispensable to those of us whose eyes start to close at the thought of a spreadsheet

Dominic West, actor and director

A perceptive and useful book that will be genuinely helpful for anyone thinking of starting a business

John Brown, founder, John Brown Media

Funny, intelligent, irreverent and practical, this is everything you need from a great book about business and loads more besides. Once you've picked this up you won't want to put it down; and you can't say that about many business books

Charles Gladstone, founder, Pedlars and the Good Life Experience

Business for Bohemians is the must-have handbook for people like me, trying to reconcile how to live a life of creative freedom and expression with the pressing need to also make a living and therefore negotiate the thickets of business bullshit. It made me feel I was not alone in trying to do so - and it's a rather gripping read to boot

James Studholme, founder, Blink Productions

Finally, a business book that celebrates free spirits... Even chapters about accounting and spreadsheets are rollicking reads

&Co magazine

Extremely funny... Add this wry and helpful book to your reading list

Financial Times

A joy to read... If you need to get control of your business this is a great book. If you are already in control, it will remind you what works and to keep on going. It's also very, very funny

Better Retailing

It reads like a dream... Tom genuinely makes me feel good about striving for happiness over money, security and status


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